(Closed) Share your Olympics pictures and stories!

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Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh – I want to see pictures from any Bees who have them!

Darling Husband lived in Atlanta when we hosted it in 1996.  He went to a baseball game and a beach volleyball game (I think).

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Jezika:  Whaaa? Team GB? Where’s the Canada love??

I have no photos but I want to see everyone else’s!

I was born in 1984, the year that the winter Olympics were in Sarajevo in Former Yugoslavia (where I grew up). I have a picture or 2 of me somewhere with a stuffed toy mascot. That’s it!

ETA: Fiance & I are cheering for – Canada, Serbia and Mauritius. We have no loyalty to anyone but we also know that Canada will outdo the other 2 for sure.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Jezika:  Cool! Hey neighbour! I know, I think it’s awesome that in the end we all do support Canada even though we come from so many different places. Then there’s the time where we can cheer for both in a way, like Milos Raonic who is Canadian-Serbian! Miloooos! I’m excited to see how far he gets at the Olympics, he’s off to a good start today.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper

I roomed with a girl in Scotland that was part of the Mongolian womens cross country skiing team at the Nagano (1998) winter Olympics. It was really interesting to hear her stories. She ended up quitting due to religious conflicts.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Jezika:  Do you remember the sob story about Oksana Baiul in 1994?  I remember being like, “Oh that’s interesting — now show me Nancy Kerrigan!!!”  But looking back…Oksana basically grew up an orphan in Kiev, and then she goes on to win gold…that’s pretty awesome!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

oh man, i have an awesome pic from the 96 olympics. i was 9 years old and we were at the japan vs. usa judo match. there were some beautiful japanese women in geisha gear. i have a picture sitting in their laps. it’s somewhere at my mom’s house.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m boring and routing for the US 🙂 Although I’m also kind of rooting for the UK because they haven’t won a gold yet and its IN London! And then I root for anyone who might beat China, bc they are too freaking good at stuff.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

No photos but just responding so I can come back to this thread. 

I have so many teams I’m cheering on I feel almost a little ridiculous.

USA: lived here most of my life

Belarus and Russia: where I’m from, (where I grew up)

Netherlands: where I lived for a while and where I left my heart

Italy: because Darling Husband is Italian.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Actually I just remembered that my Brother-In-Law and SIL are at the Olympics.  Here are some of their pics from facebook.

my little nephew got a tennis ball signed by Serena Williams

Mens Gymnastics

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper

@Jezika:  Yeah I loved hearing about her experience. She wasn’t at all sad she quit which was pretty amazing. To walk away from an Olympic career is pretty crazy.

I also remembered that my mom worked at the Ice Castle skating rink near Big Bear, CA when Michelle Kwan used to skate up there (before we actually knew who she was). I had the pleasure of meeting her once and she was very quiet and sweet….I wish I had known then what she was going to accomplish!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Treejewel19:  Michelle Kwan was my IDOL for so many years. The name Tara Lipinski still makes me boil with rage, haha!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Meowkers:  Oh my goodness, how awesome, looks like they got a great view of the action!

I don’t have any Olympics stories but my mom has lots of photos from the 1980 Olympics and her participant medal, athlete badge, and the pins she collected. It’s so inspirational, makes me wish I had continued swimming but after trials in 2004 I realized I was just never going to be as good and the injuries were catching up to me.

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